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  • proper n. An annual celebration in ancient Sparta, during which naked young men displayed their athletic and martial skills through dancing.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Γυμνοπαιδίαι, a combination of γυμνός (gymnos - naked) and παίς (pais - child) plural.

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